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Council Adopts Principles and Priorities for Continuously Improving Annual Meeting

At its August 12 meeting the SAA Council adopted “Principles and Priorities for Continuously Improving the SAA Annual Meeting,” based on the comprehensive work of the 2011-2013 Annual Meeting Task Force.  Read the full Task Force report here.

SAA Office Closed; See You in New Orleans!

The SAA office is closed from Monday, August 12, through Monday, August 19, as we provide staff support to the Joint Annual Meeting in New Orleans. We look forward to processing your orders promptly when the office reopens on Tuesday, August 20 – and to seeing many of you during the week!

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New Mobile App, Online Schedule, and Website for ARCHIVES 2013

ARCHIVES 2013 now has its own website, an interactive schedule, and a mobile app! • Create your own conference schedule • Connect with attendees, speakers, and exhibitors on social media • Access the schedule from any mobile device • Sync with Google, Outlook, and iCal calendars. Take a look and try it out:

Second Posting of August 12-13 Council Meeting Materials Now Available

The second and final posting of materials for the August 12-13 Council meeting in New Orleans is available here. Remember:  All members are welcome to attend SAA Council meetings!

NEH Budget in Peril: Take Action Now!

July 26, 2013-The House Appropriations Committee’s Interior and Environment Subcommittee adopted a bill this week that slashes the National Endowment for the Humanities’ FY 14 funding by 49% ($71 million) from the current level of $146 million. The Smithsonian Institution is funded at $660 million in the bill, a cut of $155 million (19%) from FY 13. Click here to send a message urging your Representative to oppose these devastating cuts.

Senate Subcommittee Passes $5 Million in Funding for NHPRC

July 23, 2013—The Senate Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee has just passed an FY14 funding bill that provides $5 million for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The full Appropriations Committee will mark up the bill on July 25. Many thanks to those who urged the FS&GG to provide level funding at $4.75 million. Your contacts made a difference—and then some!

NHPRC Funding Alert: Contact Your Senator Today!

On July 23 the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government will mark up a FY 2014 spending bill that provides funding for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. It is vitally important that archivists – you! – contact Senate Appropriations Committee members today to request that they provide level funding ($4.75 million) for NHPRC in FY14. Read more about how to help and SAA’s letters to the Subcommittee Chair and Ranking Member here.

ARCHIVES 2013 Convention Recordings at Pre-Meeting Discount

Extend your learning even after the conference ends! Now you can purchase a CD-ROM of all ARCHIVES 2013 education and plenary sessions for just $99 - if you order by August 7.

Mosaic Program Call for Applications (Deadline: August 23, 2013)

ARL and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) are now accepting applications for the first cohort of the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program. This program promotes much-needed diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce by providing financial support, practical work experience, mentoring, career placement assistance, and leadership development to emerging professionals from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. An important objective of the program is to attract and retain individuals who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives and special collections profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it. Read more here.

ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2014 Call for Proposals: Deadline Extended to Oct. 7

As CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA join forces in Washington, DC, August 10 – 16, 2014, for our third Joint Annual Meeting, we encourage – and challenge! – you to propose sessions that will inspire and engage your professional colleagues.  We’ve added several new session types and increased the opportunity for broader and more involved participation. Read the full call here. The deadline for proposals has been extended to midnight on Monday, October 7. Proposals received after that time cannot be considered. 

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